God’s spatial unlocatedness prevents him from being the creator of the universe: A new argument for the nonexistence of God

Sophia 45 (1):5-23 (2006)

Jeff Grupp
University of Detroit Mercy
I discuss the relations between God and spatial entities, such as the universe. An example of a relation between God and a spatial entity is the relation,causes. Such relations are, in D.M. Armstrong’s words, ‘realm crossing’ relations: relations between or among spatial entities and entities in the realm of the spatially unlocated. I discuss an apparent problem with such realm crossing relations. If this problem is serious enough, as I will argue it is, it implies that God cannot be the creator of the universe I also discuss that if God cannot be the creator of the universe, then God does not exist.
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